Petra Trip by Coach and Ferry

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: 155 £

Petra Tour by Bus and Ferry from Sharm; Petra Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataea’s, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah “Wadi Araba”, the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Drive from Sharm to Nuweiba to sail across the Gulf of Aqaba on a ferry to Jordan, where we will take you to the incredible, rock-cut city of Petra. This is truly a site to behold. Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive archeological sites you will ever see.

Tour Highlights
Ferry Boat to Aqaba | Petra by Bus | Wadi Musa | Food & Souvenirs | Siq Canyon | Petra Obelisk Tomb | El-Khazanah | The Royal Tomb | 5* Hotel Lunch

Tour Itinerary
Aqua Blue Sharm Rep will be transferring you from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh to Nuweiba via a modern air-conditioned Vehicle, approximately 3 hours and half. Then will be met and assisted at Nuweiba. Take the boat to Aqaba where you will be met and assisted then you will move directly to Petra for a full day visit, to the red rose rock city, the city of the Nabateans, the lost city carve all in the mountains, riding on a horse to the Siq (canyon) which is a natural crack in the rocks, the Nabateans developed it into their structure elements, walking through the 1.2 km canyon and enjoying the beautiful carvings of statues, idols and niches. On the way to the treasury, you will be wondering about the time the treasury will appear to you behind the corner that has been standing there for over than 2000 years, and then continue along the facades street to the roman theatre, royal tombs, the roman colonnaded street, Qasr al-bent. Lunch, then back to Aqaba port to take the cruise back to Nuweiba, drives back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

 

Trip Duration Trip Runs Pick-up Location Return To Pick-up Time
About 22 Hours Tuesday, Thursday Sharm El Sheikh Hotels Sharm El Sheikh Hotels Around 02:00 AM

 

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About Petra

The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located 262 km south of Amman, Petra is the most important site and tourism attraction in Jordan, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world. Petra is a unique example of an astonishing ancient civilization. More than 2,000 years ago, the Nabataea’s carved this city into the mountains, and today it is one of the new seven wonders of the world. Petra was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swedish explorer Johan Ludwig Burckhardt during his expedition, which was funded by the British Royal Geographical Society, in the Levant, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. Due to the centuries that lapsed before the rediscovery of the city by the outside world, Petra was named the “Lost City”. It was also described by the English poet Bergen as the unique, astonishing Eastern city.

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The Siq Canyon

The Siq, which is the main road leading to the city of Petra, starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side of the vault, a split rock with a length of about 1200m and a width of 3 to 12m, and height up to about 80m; most of the rock is natural and another part was sculptured by the Nabataeans. The Siq, the main road that leads to the city, starts from the Dam and ends at the Treasury. It is a rock canal that measures 160 meters in length, 3 to 12 meters in width and reaches up to 80 meters in height. The main part of the Siq is created by natural rock formation and the rest is carved by the Nabataeans. At the beginning of the Siq, one can still view the remains of the city’s gate. On both sides of the Siq, there are channels to draw water from Wadi Musa (the Valley of Moses), from outside the city to the inside. From the right, it is evident that the water flowed through pottery pipes but the left channel is carved from the rock and covered with panels of stone, and there are spaces in place to filter water. At the start of the Siq the original Nabataean dams are visible, and these prevented the flooding in the Siq, and collected water for use. The floor of the Siq is paved with stone slabs, part of which can be viewed in its original location.

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The Treasury “El-Khazanah”

The Treasury is one of the most beautiful buildings in Petra. It was named the Treasury because the Bedouins used to believe the urn sculpted at the top contained great treasures. However, in reality the urn represented a memorial for royalty. The Treasury consists of two floors with a width of 25.30 meters and a height of 39.1 meters. The purpose of the Treasury is unclear: some archaeologists believed it to be a temple, while others thought it was a place to store documents. However, the most recent excavation here has unearthed a graveyard beneath the Treasury. The Treasury comprises three chambers, a middle chamber with one on either side

 


Program Inclusions
Pick up service from your hotel in Sharm & return
All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
Ferry boat tickets Nuweiba – Aqaba – Nuweiba
Entrance fees to Petra
Short horse ride Petra (700 meters, not mandatory)
English speaking guide in Petra (about 3 hours)
Lunch at local restaurant in Petra
Free bottled water on vehicle
Entry visa to Jordan
All service charges & taxes
Program Exnclusions
Drinks.
Any personal expenses.

 

Recommend to Bring

Passports with a valid Visa “Check with our rep” & Breakfast box from your hotel.

Clothes match the weather in trip day & Sun hat, Sun glasses, Scarf and Camera.

Long Clothes for holy sightseeing & Cash money or visa card for Personal expenses.

 

1-3 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 155  
Child 145  
Infant 100  

 

4-6 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 150  
Child 140  
Infant 100

 

7-10 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 140  
Child 130  
Infant 0

 

Notes
Note 1 For Over 10 Persons Contact us to get Special Price
Note 2 Adults 12 over years & Child’s 2-12 years & Infants 0-2 years
Note 3 Your party age on return date
Note 4 Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Note 5 All booking is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

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